Many people have pest issues with ants. There are many different species of ants that infest buildings, so it is important to know which type is present so they can be dealt with properly. For instance, homeowners often find both carpenter ants and acrobat ants in Texas.


There are many different types of spiders in the Lone Star State. According to, there have been close to 1,100 species of spiders found in Texas, some of the most common groups being orb weavers, jumping spiders, wolf spiders, and more. Most of these spiders are actually harmless in the overall scheme of things, even if they bite–spiders tend to bite only when threatened. While keeping away from them is the best way to avoid being bitten, if you do get a spider bite, there is usually little cause for concern. Why? Well, though many are venomous, few spiders actually cause much more than redness, pain, and/or swelling at the site of the bite. There are some exceptions to this, however. Read on to learn more about three of the most worrisome common house spiders in Texas.

It turns out that there is a wide variety of ants in the Lone Star State that can cause pest problems. Of the hundreds of ant types found in the state, two of the most common are carpenter ants and acrobat ants. These ants can both be light brown to black in color, but carpenter ants tend to be red and black more often than not in Texas and are usually larger than acrobat ants. Carpenter ants have heart-shaped heads, while acrobat ants have heart-shaped abdomens. If you see ants that look as though they are walking on their front legs only, it is most likely that they are acrobat ants.


Acrobat ants (of the genus Crematogaster) can be found throughout the United States, including Texas, usually living in or around damaged and decaying wood. They can be found across the globe, from North and South America to Africa, Asia, and Austrailia. According to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Entomology, “Of the 27 species known of acrobat ants known from the United States, 17 occur in Texas. C. punctulata, C. laeviuscula and C. minitussima occur widely throughout the state, six species are found only in eastern Texas and eight occur only in western Texas.”

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If you have a problem with acrobat ants in Texas, don’t worry: the treatments for acrobat ants are the same as those that apply to carpenter ants. Your professional pest control team can find and treat acrobat ant colonies to mitigate these pests. Reach out to a reputable pest management company like Absolute Pest Management for the best results. Absolute Pest Management is the best choice for effective professional pest control in Austin and the central Texas area. The knowledgeable and skilled Absolute Pest Management team uses the top pest control products and the most up-to-date treatment methods to achieve the best pest management results for their clients. For any issues regarding pest control, pest extermination, or pest management, contact Absolute Pest Management online at any time or by calling the pest experts at 512-980-9123.